CELPC Presents: Joanne Marchetta - Restoring Lake Tahoe: The Regional Plan Update and Beyond

Restoring Lake Tahoe: The Regional Plan Update and Beyond Joanne Marchetta Executive Director, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Joanne Marchetta is the Executive Director of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), and has held that position since 2009. Prior to that, she served as TRPA’s General Counsel for four years. She has a long history of managing complex land use issues including environmental waste clean-up negotiations and comprehensive planning updates. Marchetta has worked for a variety of organizations such as the U.S. Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Presidio Trust in San Francisco. At the Presidio Trust she managed the comprehensive planning update to transition the Presidio from a military base to public parkland by leveraging revenue generated through rehabilitation and redevelopment of its buildings. Marchetta holds a bachelor’s degree in forestry from the University of Michigan and a law degree from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She has worked in public service for over 25 years and is the first woman to be appointed as Executive Director of TRPA.